Toward the end of this interview (1:06:00) Robert Wilson talks about Time/Space constructions, variations on themes.
The Lonely Room is just that. I’ve danced around with is narrative? is it abstract? How do I understand this piece we are working on from the inside? And how do I understand it from the outside?
And, I realized, that as a performer, what happens needs to make sense to me in order to be understood. It needs to be clear and coherent, full of intention, and precision. But as an architect of the whole picture, that linear sense is not what is important. It is rather the impression of the whole.
This is nothing new.
But the dance between the two is the challenge: to keep that macro-view and micro-view in its proper place.